A Mechanical Engineer and MBA recipient John McTear has over 40 years of electric power industry experience in various capacities. John has hands on experience in construction, O&M and asset management using various technologies. John has experience in the US and the Americas, Middle East, Europe and Asia.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science (BS), Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University 1966
MBA, Widener University 1971
Upriver Power Advisors LLC – Consultant to US and foreign clients in areas of plant condition assessment, risk analysis, Asset Management, O&M assessment, disaster recovery and interim plant management. Recent assignment for lender workout on a large biomass asset.
North American Energy Alliance – CEO hired to establish and manage US infrastructure to manage a $1.5 Billion power plant portfolio on behalf of Industry Funds Management of Melbourne AUS.
Con Edison Development – VP in charge of Construction, O&M and asset management for a multi-plant portfolio of over 1700 MW. Technologies included hydro, SSGT, CCGT, reciprocating engine and oil-fired steam plants. Plants in the US, Guatemala and Europe.
GPU International – VP of Business Management responsible for Construction, O&M and Asset Management for a plant portfolio located in the US, Canada, Bolivia, Colombia and Argentina. John supported business development in the above countries as well as in The Philippines, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, The Czech Republic, Brazil and elsewhere.
ABB Power Generation – VP of Projects for the North American stream turbine market. John had P&L responsibility for after-market sale of parts and services for the ABB ST fleet as well as third-party services for GE and Westinghouse steam turbines and generators. John travelled extensively throughout Europe meeting with ABB companies.
Bonneville Pacific Corporation – VP O&M. John established all safety and O&M Programs and processes for a growing fleet of combined Cycle QF Plants and existing hydro plants. Managed several affiliated large-scale greenhouses and a 100 million pound/year frozen food plant.
Board of Directors TEBSA (owner of 900 MW plant in Barranquilla Colombia) 1998 – 2001
Board of Directors GENOR (owner and operator of generation assets in Santa Cruz, Sucre and Potosi Bolivia) 1999 – 2001